How to Measure Your Dog’s Neck for the Perfect Collar Fit

Are you struggling to find the right collar size for your furry friend? Look no further! We’ll guide you through the process of measuring your dog’s neck to ensure the perfect fit.

Why Accurate Measurements Matter

Before ordering a collar, it’s crucial to measure your dog’s neck accurately. This ensures a comfortable and secure fit. Using a fabric tape measure, measure the circumference of your dog’s neck. Remember to choose a size larger than your dog’s neck and smaller than their head to prevent slipping.

Neck Measurement

How to Measure Using Your Dog’s Current Collar

Avoid the common mistake of measuring end to end. Instead, measure from the arrow indicated on the ‘male’ end of the buckle to the female end of the collar or the hole you’re currently using. And don’t forget to allow for some slack for comfort!

Dog Collar Measuring
Dog Collar Measuring

Size Charts for Different Collar Types

To make your life easier, here are size charts for different collar types. Remember, these are just reference guides based on breed averages, so it’s essential to measure your dog before ordering.

Tactical Collars

Tactical 5cm

  • Small: 43-50cm (17-20 inches) – Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Doberman, Labrador, Shar Pei, Border Collie.
  • Medium: 50-58cm (20-23 inches) – Pitbull, Pocket Bully, Husky, Rottweiler, German Shepard, Malinois, Labrador, Boxer, Bulldog, American Bulldog.
  • Large: 58-68cm (23-27 inches) – XL American Bully, Great Dane, Cane Corso, Rottweiler, Presa Canario, Akita, Rottweiler, American Bulldog, Mastiff.
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Tactical 3cm

  • Medium: 40-45cm (16-18 inches) – Basset Hound, Beagle, Cavalier King Charles, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, Corgi, French Bulldog, and more.
  • Large: 45-55cm (18-22 inches) – Pocket Bullies, Pitbull, Boxer, Bull Terrier, Collie, Dalmatian, Doberman, and more.

Tactical 3cm – No Handle

  • Small: 35-40cm (14-16 inches) – Puppies, Bichon Frisé, Boston Terrier, and more.
  • Medium: 40-50cm (16-20 inches) – Basset Hound, Beagle, Cavalier King Charles, and more.

Gold Series Collars

Gold Series 5cm

  • Small: 40-50cm (15-20 inches) – Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Doberman, Labrador, Shar Pei, Border Collie.
  • Medium: 43-58cm (17-23 inches) – Pitbull, Pocket Bully, Husky, Rottweiler, German Shepard, Malinois, Labrador, Boxer, Bulldog, American Bulldog.
  • Large: 48-70cm (19-28 inches) – XL American Bully, Great Dane, Cane Corso, Rottweiler, Presa Canario, and more.

Gold Series 4cm

  • Small: 38-50cm (15-20 inches) – French Bulldog, Boston Terrier, Beagle, Greyhound, Small Staffordshire Terrier, and more.
  • Large: 48-71cm (19-28 inches) – Pitbull, Pocket Bully, Husky, Rottweiler, German Shepard, and more.

Gold Series 2.5cm

  • Regular: 35-45cm (14-18 inches) – French Bulldog, Boston Terrier, Beagle, Greyhound, Small Staffordshire Terrier, and more.

Luxe Collars

  • Extra Small: 24-30cm (7-10 inches) – Puppies, Toy/Teacup breeds, Affenpinscher, Chihuahua, Miniature Dachshund, and more.
  • Small: 27-33cm (10-13 inches) – Puppies, Bichon Frisé, Boston Terrier, Brussels Griffon, Cairn Terrier, and more.
  • Medium: 29-40cm (11-15 inches) – Basset Hound, Beagle, Cavalier King Charles, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, and more.
  • Large: 38-49cm (15-19 inches) – Pocket Bullies, Pitbull, Boxer, Bull Terrier, Collie, Dalmatian, and more.

Majestic Collars

  • Extra Small: 18-28cm (7-11 inches) – Puppies, Toy/Teacup breeds, Affenpinscher, Chihuahua, Miniature Dachshund, and more.
  • Small: 25-38cm (9.5-15 inches) – Puppies, Bichon Frisé, Boston Terrier, Brussels Griffon, Cairn Terrier, and more.
  • Medium: 33-53cm (13-20.5 inches) – Basset Hound, Beagle, Cavalier King Charles, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, and more.
  • Large: 38-63cm (15-24.5 inches) – Pocket Bullies, Pitbull, Boxer, Bull Terrier, Collie, Dalmatian, and more.
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Chains

Chain Collars

  • Various sizes available for different breeds.

For more information and to purchase high-quality collars, check out Karen’s Kollars. Remember, it’s always better to measure your dog before ordering. Happy shopping!